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Have had the monitor for 4 weeks now, but sadly I have only been able to use it for 1 day. PSU fried everything the day i got it, exams came up and only yesterday have i had the time to rma everything -_-, was so looking forward to this and used it for less than 24 hrs, at least it looks nice sitting there. mad.gif
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Originally Posted by cruisx View Post

Have had the monitor for 4 weeks now, but sadly I have only been able to use it for 1 day. PSU fried everything the day i got it, exams came up and only yesterday have i had the time to rma everything -_-, was so looking forward to this and used it for less than 24 hrs, at least it looks nice sitting there. mad.gif

hehe i went through the same thing, sort of. I had to order a new powerbrick so it sat on my desk unused for 3 weeks.

Hopefully yours is perfect! turns out mine has uneven brightness (subtle left to right gradient, giant yellow spot, and dark band running across the bottom) frown.gif
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Thanks, the cable came with the Monitor. It is a DVD-D, ie complete set of pins. And it works with my old monitor, so apparently it will transmit a signal.

Yes, on the AMD ATI Radeon HD 4200. I don't think it supports the Q270. Funny thing, the terminology has progressed from "display adapter" to "graphics card" to "graphics processing unit." I believe this represents a progression in power and complexity. My problem now is finding a GPU that provides enough power, and actually works with other components of my system, without breaking the bank.
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Thanks,

I'm begining to think you are right, proof by physical demonstration may be the best way. Unless I get something conclusive soon, I will contact our local store/repair shop.

The AMD web site lists the following specification:

Two integrated DVI display outputs •Primary supports 18-, 24-, and 30-bit digital displays at all resolutions up to 1920x1200 (single-link DVI) or 2560x1600 (dual-link DVI)1
•Secondary supports 18-, 24-, and 30-bit digital displays at all resolutions up to 1920x1200 (single-link DVI only)1

Footnote 1 says:

1.Some custom resolutions require user configuration.

However, it also says there are display port and hdmi outputs that are NOT there, so ...
post #3335 of 11286
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Originally Posted by jekylld View Post

Does anyone know where I can get a new PCB controller board ?
I got a catleap today but when I plugged in the power to the monitor, there was a puff of smoke and the monitor wouldn't turn on
Now I have a good ips panel but a burnt board
Not sure if I can return anything as I opened it to remove the stand.
sad-smiley-002.gif

 

Wow. smoke is not good as you can imagine.  The issue with the power connector is this - it is not shielded.  I actually had a spark off of it once on one of my monitors and thought I had fried the damn thing.  DO NOT plug in your monitor with a hot brick!  I realize this should be in the OP and will be soon, honestly too many people are not reading the OP so . . . , plug the power connector into the monitor first, then the brick to power just to be safe.  You can get a little short from the power connector edge to the edge of the monitor DVI PCB.  

 

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Originally Posted by _Vetal_ View Post

Will OC PCB compatible with pb2700?) This model seems a little better than q270...or not?)

 

Yes, assuming you have one of the two compatible LG panels (and my bet is all Shimian, Crossover, and PCBank monitors do).  Having said that it will require some modding skills since the monitor housing is quite different between the 4 different types, but again it is only plastic and I think cannot be that hard to make work.

 

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Originally Posted by rolfathan View Post

First off, thanks for all the research everyone's already done on this. It's a major help. (also, hi! this is my first post here.)

Now, page one has no estimates for importing this thing to the States, which worries me a bit as I have no idea what they may charge. Anyone done this in the U.S. yet?

I was wondering, everyone's had a decent time with DOA units? I tried reading over a bunch of the posts. What was the cost if you returned it? Did they take it back or was it a hassle?

Anyone find a matte version of it? Glare's a big issue for me.
I use a Dell at my work with the same screen in it, it's fantastic! It is matted though. Not sure I'd enjoy a glossy version.

Also, is anyone selling their own? I'd rather know what was wrong with it already (a couple of dead pixels won't scare me off, just let me know about them)

 

Free trade my friend, free trade.  No info to the US since there is no customs duty for products imported from S Korea.

 

 

   
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Real quick - I apologize for not updating the OP as I have promised over the last week (I have all my notes to do it, just not the time right now).  I am swamped with work and on the road for the next seven days.  I will get to it as I can.  I promise to provide PCB updates as I receive them (and for now, there are none.)  

 

Feel free to send me PMs with any specific questions, but please be patient as I am not able to be on as regularly as normal (working for a living kind of sucks ass.)  


Cheers!

   
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A little help would be great- just running into a mild problem.

Every once in a while I get a screen flicker. I did OC a 2C board up to 65HZ and that caused mild flicker so I just went back down to complete stock settings because frankly I don't know much about OC'ing refresh rates and would just leave it stock.

However, I still get an occasional full screen flicker from simply moving my cursor around. Is it possible to uninstall the driver and reinstall it that perhaps my OC'd settings are still somehow messing with the screen? Any other tips?
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A little help would be great- just running into a mild problem.

Every once in a while I get a screen flicker. I did OC a 2C board up to 65HZ and that caused mild flicker so I just went back down to complete stock settings because frankly I don't know much about OC'ing refresh rates and would just leave it stock.

However, I still get an occasional full screen flicker from simply moving my cursor around. Is it possible to uninstall the driver and reinstall it that perhaps my OC'd settings are still somehow messing with the screen? Any other tips?

 

Sounds like a driver/GPU issue not necessarily a monitor issue.  Try doing a clean install of your drivers and report back.

   
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A little help would be great- just running into a mild problem.
Every once in a while I get a screen flicker. I did OC a 2C board up to 65HZ and that caused mild flicker so I just went back down to complete stock settings because frankly I don't know much about OC'ing refresh rates and would just leave it stock.
However, I still get an occasional full screen flicker from simply moving my cursor around. Is it possible to uninstall the driver and reinstall it that perhaps my OC'd settings are still somehow messing with the screen? Any other tips?

If it's *not* the GPU or drivers my next guess would be cable.
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So I picked one of these up and got a perfect screen. No dead or bright pixels, no backlight bleed or uneven backlight and I must say it is really nice but.....

I also have a Samsung s27a750d 120hz and I beleive the 120hz has made playing anything at 60hz not an option for me. When sitting next to each other the 750d is comparable in picture quality to the Yamakasi obviously minus the veiwing angles and higher res but this is just my opinion.

Now on to my issues. First the stand is poo but yes could be changed. The Yamakasi is also dissapointing in the fact that fast movement in games causes a blurry image expecially on other characters in game standing near me. It looks awesome sitting there but once you start walking side to side in any game the blurry details just annoy me. I have tried everything on my end to see if it was my hardware/software. New drivers/cables for example. I am guessing most people would not notice this unless they came from a fast response 120hz panel like i have.

Now what I love about it. The veiwing angles and higher resolution for sure. Oh how I wish there was a 120hz 2560x1440.

So I am debating what to do and would like some other thoughts. Keep the Yamakasi and try to get used to it or sell it on ebay(not here not enough reps)? I don't have room for a dual monitor setup either so keeping two monitors is not an option.
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